Pedal at Your Own Peril

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London Mayor Boris Johnson earned the wrath of fellow cyclists by suggesting some of them skirted the laws of the road.

Emma Way did not become a figure of contempt for British cyclists because she nudged Toby Hockley off his bicycle and into a hedge as she drove past him on a country lane on May 19. No, she achieved that infamy by confessing to her crime online. "Definitely knocked a cyclist off his bike earlier," Way, 22, tweeted after the collision that left Hockley, 29, with a bruised body and the status of a martyr for Britain's cyclists. "I have right of way — he doesn't even pay road tax!" She ended with a hashtag popular with tweeting British...

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